Health Dimensions Group Presenting at National PACE Association 2016 Annual Conference

Health Dimensions Group (HDG) will be attending the National PACE Association’s 2016 Annual Conference October 23–26 in San Francisco, California. HDG consultants will be presenting at three sessions.

Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Overview

Sunday, October 23, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Lori Aronson, MBA, NHA, Manager, Consulting Services
Melissa Van Bruggen, MBA, CPA, Consultant, Financial Analysis and Reimbursement

Lori Aronson and Melissa Van Bruggen will be presenting on the history and financial performance of PACE during the PACE Basics pre-conference workshop. Participants will learn what the PACE model includes, the history and basics of the program, and the financial performance of the model. Participants must be registered for the pre-conference workshop to attend.

Rising to the Challenge: What Is the Growth Potential of PACE in Your Market and Across the Nation?

Tuesday, October 25, 8:00–9:30 p.m.
Peter Fitzgerald, MSc, National PACE Association
Colin Higgins, Director of Analytics and Research, Health Dimensions Group
Tracy Robledo-Clark, Immanuel Pathways

In this presentation, participants will learn about the current enrollment and market penetrations of all operating PACE programs by selected characteristics in order to benchmark realistic enrollment projections; and about the size of the PACE market relative to the total dual eligible market for select states where state policymakers are pursuing statewide expansion. Additionally, participants will hear a case study of how an operational PACE program used a demographic and market study to guide PACE expansion.

Taking a ‘Fourth-Right’ Approach: Using Systemic Benchmarking to Guide the Management of Service Utilization

Wednesday, October 26, 9:30–10:00 a.m.
Lori Aronson, MBA, NHA, Manager, Consulting Services
Carrie Hays McElroy, MSN-HCA, RN, Gero-BC, Trinity Health PACE

The presenters will describe how to implement performance tracking for internal and/or external benchmarking purposes. The session will also identify two areas where uniform tools can help guide decision-making related to service utilization. At the end of the session, participants will be able to identify the “four rights” of care management.

For more information about the conference, visit; and check out conference activities on Twitter using hashtag #NPA2016AC and at @HDGConsulting; @colin_higgins77; @lori_aronson; and @VanVanbruggen.

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